Billy Budd

Winding up a yearlong celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centennial, L.A. Opera presents the composer’s most ambitious opera, "Billy Budd," featuring definitive staging by Francesca Zambello from her 1995 Covent Garden production. It stars Liam Bonner in the lead role, and is conducted by the company’s own James Conlon, with  ...

An interview with David Hyde Pierce

The "Frasier" alum was nominated in 2013 for his performance as Vanya in the play and returns to direct the show's L.A. run at the Mark Taper Forum through March 9. In an era where actors seem to be  ...

Pianist/Blogger Jeremy Denk

The Pianist as Blogger (and Vice-Versa) Jeremy Denk, pianoJ.S. Bach's The Goldberg Variations (upcoming recording)Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467The Oberlin OrchestraCarnegie Hall, New YorkJan. 19, 2013(Other engagements by Denk on his website)  ...

Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale

Books, new and used, are among the thousands of items at the White Elephant SalePhoto courtesy of the Oakland Museum Shopping Safari: The Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale Sale of donated items to benefit the Oakland MuseumSponsored by the  ...

A Conversation Wtih Wim Wenders

Excerpts From a Conversation:Wim Wenders Talks About Pina Bausch by Beverly Berning The upcoming release of Wim Wenders' brilliantly realized 3-D tone poem on Pina Bausch, quite simply and lovingly entitled "Pina," occasioned a recent visit to San  ...

Miranda July Interview

Miranda July as Sophie in "The Future" Seeing Miranda July: The Woman Behind The Future by Beverly Berning In person, Miranda July looks very much like the characters she plays in the two movies she has written, directed and  ...

Santa Fe Desert Chorale

The Desert Chorale rehearses at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe.Photo courtesy of the Desert Chorale A Chorale Blooms in the Desert Santa Fe Desert ChoraleJoshua Habermann, directorSummer season in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, July 7–Aug. 12, 2011 The  ...